Overview

The NHS Health Check is for adults in England between the ages of 40 and 74, and is being introduced over the next five years.  It will give you and your GP a clearer picture of your health, and help you take action to reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and kidney disease.

 

You can find out more in the articles below.

 

What is NHS Health Check?
What happens at the Health Check, and why it's important
More about NHS Health Check

 

Why these four diseases?
NHS Health Check can help you to reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and kidney disease.
More about the vascular diseases

 

The vascular diseases

Heart disease
Heart disease occurs when the artery that supplies blood to the heart becomes blocked.
More on heart disease

 

Stroke
A stroke deprives your brain of blood and is a medical emergency.
More on stroke

 

Kidney disease
When the kidneys don't work properly, it can cause serious health problems.
More on kidney disease

 

Type 2 diabetes
Diabetes can raise your risk of heart disease, stroke and kidney disease
More on type 2 diabetes

Related articles

 

The NHS Health Check and you

Why these four diseases?

What happens during the NHS Health Check?

NHS Choices links

 

Live Well: lose weight

Live Well: fitness

Live Well: good food

Live Well: stop smoking

 

Other links

 

Change4Life

Alcohol effects

Go Smokefree

Eatwell

Toolkit

 

Check your weight

Get daily fitness tips on your desktop

Plan healthy 5 A DAY meals

Assess your drinking

Calculate the cost of smoking

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Overview

The Check

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